Kelly Korenek, LibrarianDobrý den! (Good day! in Czech)Working and learning in a state of the art facility is very exciting, but it is the students, families, and staff who make a school a home. Creating a warm and welcoming environment in the Learning Hub is always my number one priority. Rodriguez is my home away from home, and I love working with our students and staff each and every day.I received my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Reading from West Texas A&M University in 1997 and my Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas in 2009. I spent seven years teaching in the classroom and ten years working as a teacher-librarian at L.A. Nelson Elementary School in in Denton. In 2017 I opened the Rodriguez Middle School Learning Hub, and I am excited to begin my third year as a middle school teacher-librarian.I enjoy reading, hiking, and making jewelry. I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and my favorite quote by Professor Dumbledore is, "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."Michelle Nikbakht, Library Paraprofessional
I have always been passionate about working hand in hand with children of all ages, helping them navigate through their academic years. Prior to working for Denton ISD, I owned and directed a child care facility where my staff and I provided Early Childhood Education with a focus on behavior and sensory with the Department of Family and Protective Services. In 2013 I worked with high school vocational students in Garland ISD where students received on the job training. My educational background includes course work at the Iverson Business School and Court Reporting in 2009.
I enjoy and take great pride in helping students in the Rodriguez Learning Hub who need help or guidance. I look forward to learning more about middle school life and getting to know the students and staff.
During my free time I enjoy spending time with close family and helping my family grow to be the best they can be. I have two children who are the same age and a wonderful husband. We enjoy the outdoors and are always looking for fun family outdoor activities. I will not hesitate to pick up a book about health and well being when I have quiet time at home.